Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow (Enamel: Properties and Biofilm Formation), Faculty of Dentistry

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Jun 2023

19 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

17 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job Description

The Faculty of Dentistry at the National University of Singapore invites applications for a Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow position to work on a fully funded project to characterise the physicomechanical properties of laboratory and clinically grown biofilms. 

The duties will include the following: 

  • To design and perform experiments on the optical properties of enamel and characterisation of biofilms
  • To prepare enamel samples for tests
  • To collect, analyse, and interpret experimental results 
  • To draft reports and research papers
  • To maintain housekeeping of the laboratory area and general maintenance tasks, ensuring laboratory safety
  • To perform other related duties to support research in the Faculty.


  • Strictly required (a to c):
    • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) or DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery).
    • PhD in Materials Science, Dental Biomaterials, Dental Materials, and Biomedical Engineering or other fields relevant to the study area (human enamel)
    • Expertise in characterising enamel's optical, physical, and chemical properties (pristine and subjectd to caries challenge).
  • Previous experience in preparing enamel samples using semi-automatic cutting machines 
  • Experience in clinically-relevant techniques to assess changes promoted by caries on enamel
  • Experience in molecular techniques, qPCR, colorimetric assays, and standard microbial quantification 
  • Expertise in quantifying adhesion to enamel substrate and strategies to protect the enamel from external aggression (e.g. corrosive agents, biofilms)
  • Demonstrable experience writing scientific/technical reports and publishing original research papers 
  • The selected candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits.

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